Shop Tip #356
© Frank Ford 2006; Photo by FF
Unlike other U.S.
coins, pennies start out life at a very handy diameter, namely .7500 inches. That
means, you might just have a very accurate and handy measuring device in
your pocket at any time - you know, 4 pennies make 3 inches, that sort
of thing. Even this somewhat worn penny has only lost a trifle: